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Alison, Archibald 1757-1839

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Works: 81 works in 410 publications in 4 languages and 2,637 library holdings
Genres: Sermons  History  Essays  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  Business correspondence  Biographies 
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Most widely held works by Archibald Alison
Essays on the nature and principles of taste by Archibald Alison( Book )

159 editions published between 1790 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prosecution of the subject will lead to another inquiry of some difficulty and extent, viz. into the origin of the beauty and sublimity of the qualities of matter. (II) From this examination of the effect I shall proceed, in the second part, to investigate the causes which are productive of it; or, in other words, the sources of the beautiful and the sublime in nature and art. The prosecution of the subject, will lead me to the principal object of the inquiry, to show what is that law of mind, according to which, in actual life, this exercise or employment of imagination is excited; and what are the means by which, in the different fine arts, the artist is able to awaken this important exercise of imagination, and to exalt objects of simple and common pleasure, into objects of beauty or sublimity. (III) From the preceding inquiries I shall proceed, in the last part, to investigate the nature of that faculty by which these emotions are perceived and felt
Sermons, chiefly on particular occasions by Archibald Alison( Book )

60 editions published between 1814 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on beauty by Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey( Book )

10 editions published between 1871 and 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of popular essays : illustrative of principles essentially connected with the understanding, the imagination and the heart by Elizabeth Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published between 1813 and 1817 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermons, chiefly on particular occasions by Archibald Alison( )

4 editions published between 1815 and 1816 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Europe from the commencement of the French revolution in 1789 to the restoration of the Bourbons in 1815 by Archibald Alison( Book )

16 editions published between 1835 and 1860 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the nature and principles of taste by Archibald Alison( )

4 editions published in 1812 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taste is in general considered as that faculty of the human mind, by which we perceive and enjoy whatever is beautiful or sublime in the works of nature or art. The perception of these qualities is attended with an emotion of pleasure, very distinguishable from every other pleasure of our nature, and which is accordingly distinguished by the name of the emotion of taste. The distinction of the objects of taste, into the sublime and beautiful, has produced a similar division of this emotion, into the emotion of sublimity and the emotion of beauty. The inquiries made in this book naturally divide themselves into the following parts; and are to be prosecuted in the following order: (I) I shall begin with an analysis of the effect which is produced upon the mind, when the emotions of beauty or sublimity are felt. I shall endeavour to show, that this effect is very different from the determination of a sense; that it is not in fact a simple, but a complex emotion. The prosecution of the subject will lead to another inquiry of some difficulty and extent, viz. into the origin of the beauty and sublimity of the qualities of matter. (II) From this examination of the effect I shall proceed, in the second part, to investigate the causes which are productive of it; or, in other words, the sources of the beautiful and the sublime in nature and art. The prosecution of the subject, will lead me to the principal object of the inquiry, to show what is that law of mind, according to which, in actual life, this exercise or employment of imagination is excited; and what are the means by which, in the different fine arts, the artist is able to awaken this important exercise of imagination, and to exalt objects of simple and common pleasure, into objects of beauty or sublimity. (III) From the preceding inquiries I shall proceed, in the last part, to investigate the nature of that faculty by which these emotions are perceived and felt. I shall endeavour to show, that it has no resemblance to a sense; that as, whenever it is employed, two distinct and independent powers of mind are employed, it is not to be considered as a separate and peculiar faculty, and that it is finally to be resolved into more general principles of our constitution"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
History of Europe from the commencement of the French revolution in 1789 to the restoration of the Bourbons in 1815 by Archibald Alison( Book )

10 editions published between 1835 and 1860 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über den Geschmack, dessen Natur und Grundsätze by Archibald Alison( Book )

5 editions published in 1792 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discourse preached in the Episcopal Chapel, Cowgate, Edinburgh, Feb. 9, 1809 : being the day approved by His Majesty for a general fast by Archibald Alison( Book )

7 editions published between 1809 and 1810 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Europe from the commencement of the French revolution in 1789 to the restoration of the Bourbons in 1815 by Archibald Alison( Book )

9 editions published between 1837 and 1860 in English and French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Europe, from the Fall of Napoleon, in 1815, to the accession of Louis Napoleon, in 1852 by Archibald Alison( Book )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discourse, preached in the Episcopal Chapel, Cowgate, Edinburgh, January 13, 1814, being the day appointed by the Prince Regent for a general thanksgiving by Archibald Alison( Book )

4 editions published in 1814 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discourse, preached in the Episcopal Chapel, Cowgate, Edinburgh, Jan. 18, 1816 : being the day appointed by the Prince Regent for a thanksgiving for peace by Archibald Alison( Book )

3 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Archibald Alison correspondence] by Archibald Alison( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electronic Enlightenment Scholarly Edition of Correspondence is an online, fully cross-searchable collection of correspondence from the 17th to 20th century. It combines never previously published materials with best scholarly editions, and is updated annually. Also included are extensive scholarly annotations and the Electronic Enlightenment Biographical Dictionary. The contributors and addressees include authors, philosophers, craftsmen … The topics covered include education, religion, politics, art, science, the slave trade, gender issues …. Most of the correspondents are from France, Germany, Italy, the British Isles and North America, but there are also contributions from Spain, Portugal, Russia, …
Sermons by Archibald Alison( Book )

2 editions published in 1815 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Europe from the fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852 by Archibald Alison( Book )

5 editions published between 1849 and 1864 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Europe from the fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852 by Archibald Alison( Book )

4 editions published between 1849 and 1865 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Europe from the fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852 by Archibald Alison( Book )

4 editions published between 1849 and 1864 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Europe from the fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852 by Archibald Alison( Book )

4 editions published between 1849 and 1864 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Essay on beauty
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Alternative Names
Alison, A.

Alison , Alchibald

Alison, Archibald

Archibald Aliso filosofo e ministro episcopale scozzese

Archibald Alison

Archibald Alison ministro e ensaísta escocês

Languages
English (313)

German (12)

Italian (3)

French (1)